KT10 Hugh Mason

KT10 Hugh Masonhttps://www.plectica.com/maps/MIY9JHSJ3

(Completed Survey Monkey)

What is hypothesis testing? Provide examples in health promotion.

  • Testing a hypothesis by comparing it with the data’s hypothesis. A test used to determine whether the hypothesis assumed for the sample of data stands true for the entire population or not.
  • Eating a well balance diet of healthy food and daily exercise helps with a more energized day.

What are Type I and Type II errors? Provide examples.

  • A Type 1 error is also known as a false positive and occurs when a researcher incorrectly rejects a true null hypothesis. This means that your report that your findings are significant when in fact they have occurred by chance.
    • When a doctor is unsure of so goes what he feels is the right diagnoses and ends up doing an unnecessary procedure.
  • A Type II error is also known as a false negative and occurs when a researcher fails to reject a null hypothesis which is really false. Here a researcher concludes there is not a significant effect, when actually there really is.
    • My dad was told he had cancer in the bottom of his lung and needed to remove half of his lung and went to Mayo for a second opinion and it was not cancer but just bacterial infection in his lungs.

What is a One and two-tailed test? Provide examples.

  • A one-tailed test is appropriate if the estimated value may depart from the reference value in only one direction, left or right, but not both.
    • If a diet helps more than 1% of patrons.
  • A two-tailed test is appropriate if the estimated value is greater or less than a certain range of values,
    • If patrons may score above or below the suggested weight loss or gain.

What are the steps in hypothesis testing?

  • Hypothesis Testing Step 1: State the Hypotheses
  • Hypothesis Testing Step 2: State other Hypotheses.
  • Hypothesis Testing Step 3: Set Type I or Type II Assess the Evidence
  • Hypothesis Testing Step 4: Collect Data, Check Conditions, and Summarize Data
  • Hypothesis Testing Step 5: Assess the Evidence
  • Hypothesis Testing Step 6: Interpret the results
  • Hypothesis Testing Step 7: Make a conclusion

What is 5-Why? Provide examples in health promotion.

  • When “Why” is ask 5 times to help figure out a solution to a problem.
    • Why – Do I why do I want to diet?
    • Why – Did I choose this diet?
    • Why – am I going to make this diet a lifestyle change?
    • Why – do I want to lose weight?
    • Why – will I need motivation to accomplish this diet?

What is TRIZ and how can you use the tools discussed in this presentation?

  • TRIZ is a problem-solving philosophy based on logic, data and research, rather than on intuition.

What is conceptual thinking? And what is the difference between an idea and a concept?

  • The ability to analyze hypothetical situations or abstract concepts to compile insight.
    • Idea- to a plan formed by mental effort.
    • Concept – is a plan by procedure or structure.

What are the components of a function analysis and a function map?

  • Mapping A function is a special type of relation in which each element of the domain is paired with exactly one element in the range. A mapping shows how the elements are paired. It’s like a flow chart for a function, showing the input and output values.

Build a Function Analysis and Function Map for this class (Swarm Learning).

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FT8-Hugh Mason

Completed Survey

  1. What are your thoughts on the structure of this class? Have they changed since your last Feedback Trail (FT4)?
  • Structure keeps me on my toes and always learning new ways of doing homework. Still a little hesitant on maps.
  1. What has been the biggest challenge for you in this class?
    • Probably the different ways of the homework is assigned, I don’t think I have missed something but sometimes I feel I have.
  2. Walk me through your thoughts since FT4?
    • The swarm and pletica to me seems to be overwhelming at first look so I try not to look at all of it at once.
  3. What were your thoughts on KT6?
    • When it broken down it seems to a little easier to understand.
  4. What were your thoughts on EM7?
  5. What are your thoughts on your essay/blog topic and the other topics?
  • There was a lot of information given on this and more rabbit trails to follow on this assignment. The helpful essay and blog website were useful expect for the one I could open, but you addressed that issue in the video for this one.
  1. What are your thoughts on this assignment (FT8)?
    • Like the feedback assignment this helps me go back and think about all I have learned and struggles with.
  2. What did you think of the Why, What, How method?
    • Why, What, How method is a great method that is very important in our lives today. It should be something we use in more areas of our live that is for sure.
  3. What did you think of the Feedback Loop presentation?
    • Not a fan or I should say it was not something that I found very interesting.
  4. Do you plan on writing a blog instead of an essay? If so, why? If not, why not?
    • I plan on writing a blog of an essay. I feel like with a blog I have a little more freedom and it will hopefully be a little less stressful. I’m not a big fan of writing anything so either way it will be a struggle.

Class Structure Questions

  1. Do you understand the concept of a complex adaptive syllabus? Please explain what you think it is?
    • Complex syllabus- is more direct is more defined
    • Adaptive Syllabus- is more difficult to achieve.
  2. Would a syllabus in the form of a Wiki work for this class? If yes, why? If no, why not?
    • I think Wiki would work for this because of the class structure and kind of free range course.
  3. What are your thoughts on the How-To Video’s? What can I do to improve them?
    • I like the how to videos, it has helped me be able to complete my assignments. Maybe shorter videos or not all the information in one. (just brain storming not really sure if I would like that.)

Textbook and Other Resources Questions

  1. What are your thoughts on the required textbook?
    • Not a fan of the textbook still think there is enough information in the class itself that book seems to be an afterthought.
  2. What would you like to see in a textbook for this class?
    • Less textbook… haha.
  3. Does the additional/free material provided help? If so, what has been your favorite so far?
    • Yes I do enjoy the free material provided; I really have like the deconstruction video except for the last one didn’t really enjoy politics videos.
  4. What has been your least favorite?
    • Politics videos are a no go for me.

SL Facebook Group Questions

  1. What are your thoughts on the FB Group?
    • I like the FB Group wish I got on it more. I kind of gave up on Social media and really now trying to stay away from it.
  2. What would you like to see in the FB Group?
    • I like the way it is right now. I don’t plan to much time on it.

Assignment Rules Format

  1. What are your thoughts on using Medium to present the assignment rules?
    • I like the concept, just still feeling a little to overwhelm by all the different types of methods being used. I know change it good, but maybe not so much in this short of time.
  2. What are the pros and cons of using Medium for this?
    • Con- cost and their party sharing
    • Pros- storytelling instructions.
  3. What are your thoughts on using Plectica (like this assignment) to present assignment rules?
    • I wish I had a bigger screen/monitor to able to view a little more of the information.
  4. What are the pros and cons of using Plectica for this?
    • Pros- easy to follow and a kind of attention grabbing.
    • Cons- new, and can be overwhelming.
  5. What is a better way to present the assignment rules (both in format and mechanism (i.e. Medium, Plectica))?
    • I think sticking to one or the other constancy is Key. Plectica is more I’m leaning it towards because I used it more.

Program Questions

  1. What are your thoughts on Plectica?
    • Not really sure about if this something I will keep using or using it in the future education.
  2. Is Plectica getting easier to use? If not, why not?
    • Yes and No, I is easier now that I have used it but other methods I have used all my life seem to commonsense.
  3. Will you continue to use Plectica after you finish the course?
    • As of right now NO.
  4. What are your thoughts on com?
    • I like the resource.
  5. What are your thoughts on the Thesis Generator?
    • Thesis Generator is really helpful to me I would like to play around with it more.
  6. What are your thoughts on the Function Builder?
    • Little lost on this one it was a good resource but need more time to really sit down and mess around with it.

SurveyMonkey Questions

  1. What are your thoughts on my use of SurveyMonkey?
    • Feedback is good and I think it is helpful for this class.
  2. How can I improve them?
    • Like it not sure of improvements.

Assignment Questions

  1. Did you find any value in reading other student blogs? Did you find value in deconstructing their arguments?
    • I did like reading others blogs, gave incite on mine and somethings to change or go a different direction. I don’t really like deconstructing their arguments, silly I know but I don’t want to step on anyone’s toes.
  2. Did my presentation on how to write a blog help?
    • Yes it did, still not a 100% on it but will hopefully get there.

Understanding

  1. Do you think the Swarm Learning method helps you understand the concepts better? If yes, why? If not, why not?
    • Yes, I believe it helps understand the concept better, by going step by step. Wish there could be more time spent on a few steps. And more time meaning more than a week.
  2. Are you actually learning the concepts? If not, why not?
    • I’m learning new concepts yes, being able to fully understand the concept no.
  3. What can I do to improve the course to assist you in learning the concepts better?
    • Spend more time on the concepts. I think in all we have learned this half of the semester could almost be a full semester if not ¾ of the semester and take the last part of the semester to go over it all.
  4. What is one question I am not asking, but should ask?
    • How much time did you spend on this assignment this week?

 

Other Questions

  1. What is one thing you absolutely love about this course?
    • Flexibility
  2. What is one thing you absolutely hate about this course?
    • So many good resources not enough time to explore dig into them.
  3. If you had to tell a student who is interested in taking this course, what is one thing you would tell them?
  • Keep your head up and don’t get discouraged it will all be alright.
  1. What do you expect to see as this class progresses?
  • That I will feel more comfortable in my writing of a blog.
  1. What are your thoughts on the class WordPress site? Also, what are the pros and cons for using it?
    • I like the class WordPress site, easy way to funnel things through
  • Con- another website another place to give information (wordpress,pletica,FB,FHSU,Blackboard…)
  • Pros, it is easy to use and pretty to move about.

 

  1. How would you describe Swarm Learning to someone?
    • Like the ugly duckling at first is not easy to look at but eventually it will turn into a easy on the eyes process. haha
  2. What is one word that comes to mind when you think of Swarm Learning?
    • Discombobulated

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KT6: Hugh Mason

Rule #1

  1. Describe the four components of the psychomotor domain.
    • Play – Skill of sport
    • Motor – agility mobility.
    • Fitness – cardio, strength
    • Physical – balance form
  2. Select psychomotor tests that have been constructed properly.
    • Personality Test – Disc Assessment, published by Wiley, is a non-judgmental tool used for discussion of people’s behavioral differences.
  3. Describe the procedures for the construction of a psychomotor test.
    • Organize groups, explain the purpose, and review the instructions.
    • Demonstrate.
    • Administer test.
    • Posttest.
    • Score the test.
    • Interpret the results.
    • Develop a routine or program
  4. Describe the pre-testing, testing, and post-test responsibilities for the administration of psychomotor tests.
    • Pretest – is like a practice test
      •  Develop a test schedule- What days, how long, order of the tests
      • Create a list of equipment
      • Consider space – how you use the space
      • Avoid congestion
      •  Test layout  Have knowledge of the test
      •   purpose, administrative procedures, # of trials, how scored
      •  Standardize test instructions – test is completed the same way each time
      •  Groups – tested all at once, smaller groups
      • Test assistants – trained, same person administers test
  • Testing-
    • Organize group for instructions
    • Give test instructions – clear and simple
    • Demonstration with verbal directions
    • Administer test
  • Post-test –
    • Score all test items
    • Compare results to normative data, age & gender (ratings, percentiles, mean, low/high score)
    • Identify strengths and areas in need of improvement
    • Interpret test results

 

  1. As a test administrator, what things should you consider to assure the validity and reliability of the test you are using?
    • Data, age & gender (ratings, percentiles, mean, low/high score)

Rule #2

  1. Describe the shape of normal distributions.
    • The normal distribution is also called the Gaussian curve and the bell curve.
    • State 7 features of normal distributions.
    • Normal distributions are symmetric around their mean.
    • The mean, median, and mode of a normal distribution are equal.
    • The area under the normal curve is equal to 1.0.
    • Normal distributions are denser in the center and less dense in the tails.
    • Normal distributions are defined by two parameters, the mean (μ) and the standard deviation (σ).
    • 68% of the area of a normal distribution is within one standard deviation of the mean.
    • Approximately 95% of the area of a normal distribution is within two standard deviations of the mean.
  2. State the proportion of a normal distribution within 1 and within 2 standard deviations of the mean.
    • 68% is the means and 95% is the deviation of the means
  3. Answer the questions (show your answers in your Plectica map) for questions 1–6 at the bottom of Online Statbook C.
    • 1) 35 and 45 68% of the distribution is within one standard deviation of the mean. 40 + 5 = 45, 40 – 5 = 35
    • 2) 14 and 26 95% of the distribution is within 1.96 standard deviations of the mean. You can round 1.96 to 2 to approximate. 20 – 2(3) = 14, 20 + 2(3) = 26
    • 3) 0.8413 Use the “Calculate Area for a given X” calculator and enter Mean = 5, SD = 2, Above 3. You will get 0.8413.
    • 4) 116.15 Var = 100, so SD = 10. Use the “Calculate X for a given Area” calculator and enter Mean = 120, SD = 10, Shaded area = .35. Click below, and you will get 116.15.
    • 5) 43 Use the “Calculate X for a given Area” calculator and enter Mean = 38, SD = 6, Shaded area = .80. Click below, and you will get 43.05, meaning a score of 43.
    • 6)  78.7 Use the “Calculate Area for a given X” calculator and enter Mean = 38, SD = 6, Between 30 and 45. You will get 0.787, meaning 78.7%.

Rule #3

  1. Read the following Plectica Functions Presentation: Read
  2. Create your own Function (must post in your Plectica map) via Interactive Simulations for Science and Math at Phet https://phet.colorado.edu/ — go to “Math” then “Function Builder”.
  3. Answer the following questions in your map:
  4. What is a function?
    • A function can be anything at all that are elements of a set.
    • A function is simply the correlation of each element in one set to exactly the one element of another set.
  5. What is the purpose of a function?
    • To show the relationship between input and output.
  6. How can you apply a function in health and human performance or administration in healthcare?
    • You can test the result of two people with the same condition with two different remedies. See study the result and correlate each element.

Rule #4

  1. Read Cynefin and Complexity: A Gentle Introduction — Click here http://bit.ly/2vrwWuG

 

  1. What is “Context” and why is it important?
    • Context is how you get you info and it is important to form the most truthful and factual information. Cause once we categorize something it is very difficult to change your mind about it.
  2. What is meant by “Sense and Respond”?
    • The ability to respond to information without having all the detail.
  3. What does “Sense-Making” mean?
    • Making sense of a situation by filling in the gaps with your form of commonsense.
  4. What is the difference between “Emergence” and “Order”?
    • Order- the arrangement of disposition of people or things in retaliation to each other according to a particular sequence or pattern.
    • Relationship between cause and effect are unknown, unpredictable or not perceivable.
  5. What are the 3 Types of Systems?
    • Ordered System- tightly contains agent behavior.
    • Complex System- loosely constrains agent behavior
    • Chaotic Systems- imposes little or no constrains on agents.
  6. What is “Flow” and “Self-Organization”?
    • Distributed Cognitions, Autonomy, Dynamic Interaction, Simple “rules”, Locality and Ignorant.

Rule #5

  1. Survey Link: Completed

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  1. What is standard deviation? And what are the steps to calculate it?
  • Measure of how spreads out numbers are.
  • Work out the Mean the simple average of the numbers, than subtract the Mean and square the result. Then work out the mean of those squared differences, than take the square root.
  1. What is standard deviation used for?
  • A number used to tell how measurements for a group are spread out from the average to find the means.
  1. What is the difference between measures of central tendency and measures of variation or spread?
  • Central Tendency- is measure of means medium or mode to provide the overall descriptions of information.
  • Variation/spread- is a measure of variability that on how far it is from the mean of equation.
  1. Read and map out the answer to the questions from Khan Academy Step-by-step interactive example for calculating standard deviation.
  • Done
  1. What is a criterion-referenced measurement?
  • Test measurement of people skills, knowledge, or abilities
  1. What is a norm-referenced measurement?
  • When you test people against other people to see what the average in that area like an IQ test
  1. What is Validity?
  • How well you can prove your research.
  1. What are factors affecting Validity?
  • Duration of the scale
  • Condition of the scoring
  • Characteristic of the scoring
  1. What is Reliability?
  • The quality of the information being giving how well you can trust the information presented.
  1. What are factors affecting Reliability?
  • Characteristic of the scoring
  • The objective of the scoring
  • The items of the scoring.
  1. What is Objectivity?
  • Objectivity- classify the various different types of measures by independent of the observer.
  1. What is the difference between Validity, Reliability, and Objectivity? Provide an example.
  • Validity- Is how well you can prove you information collected.
    • Testing If someone has a virus of bacterial sickness
  • Reliability- The quality of the information being giving how well you can trust the information presented.
    • If you test the same age group who all have been the given the same information and resources. Fitness test in PE class.
  • Objectivity- classify the various different types of measures by independent of the observers.
    • Testing on a home workout on a group of people doing it on their own without instruction of trainer.

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Class Structure Questions

  1. What are your thoughts on how this class is structured?
  • The class structure seems relaxed. I seem to get overwhelmed when looking over the class assignments, yet I seem to be doing okay.
  1. What was the biggest challenge for you to get started in this class?
    • Over thinking and all the information of new system of learning.
  2. What would have helped as you started the course?
    • The first week just get your feet wet rather than plunging into the deep-end. Yes there was plenty of safety device to help it still was overwhelming all at once. Plus starting other classes and their ins and outs.
  3. What prevented you from dropping the course?
    • I try my best to not give up unless it is damaging to me. I like a challenge and to learn new things.
  4. Walk me through your thoughts as you started the course up to now.
    • This is not what I signed up for, are you kidding, why aren’t we using the schools easy access blackboard and app, there is so much to sign up for. This is really confusing. Give it time, this will be good, hear goes nothing.

KT1, KT2, and EM3 Questions

  1. What were your thoughts on the first assignment (KT1)?
    • Is this necessary? There is easier ways to give this information.
  2. What were your thoughts on KT2?
    • I’m still not sure to the SL process and the plectica maps. I just want to answer the questions and be done.
  1. What were your thoughts on EM3? What did you think about deconstructing and reading blogs from former FHSU students?
  • Essays and blog and papers are not my cup of tea for showing how much I know about a topic. Even reading and deconstructing other people form is a good way to see what other think about topics.
  1. What are your thoughts on this assignment (FT4)?
    • I wish some of these questions were asked the week after doing the assignment while things are still fresh. It is good to review and think about what we have done.
  2. Do you plan on writing a blog instead of an essay? If so, why? If not, why not?
    • I do plan of doing a blog, not going to lie, the extra credit helps. Essay are not my forte but I don’t know if a blog is anything better.

Syllabus Questions

  1. What were your thoughts on the syllabus?
    • I feel like I’m being so negative throughout this FT1. The syllabus was at first was a little overwhelming. I’m okay with it now.
  2. Are the how-to video’s helpful? If so, why? If not, why not?
    • Extremely helpful, now that I’m a couple of weeks into it they make more since the further along I get.
  3. What can I do different for the next class regarding the syllabus and video’s?
    • Polling the class to see if they are up for a challenging yet fun ways of learning?!

Textbook Questions

  1. What are your thoughts on the required textbook?
    • I could honesty do away with the textbook, there is so much info on the video and suggested reading that I think the textbook it just added expense that is not needed.
  2. Does the free pdf material help? If so, why? If not, why not?
    • Yes it does help, it is helps me stay focused be on the computer.
  3. For HHP340 only. What are your thoughts on the Connect program and modules?
    • I need to look at the modules and connect programs.

SL Facebook Group Questions

  1. Did you join the SL Facebook Group? If not, why not?
    • I did join, just to feel it out to see how beneficial it would be.
  2. What are your thoughts about the Facebook Group?
    • I like the SL FB group, not a fan of FB. The group is very helpful and there is plenty of feedback and support.
  3. What would you like to see in the Facebook Group?
    • Not sure what else I would like to see in the group.

NFCC Questions

  1. What did you think of the NFCC survey? Did you have any idea what it was?
    • I didn’t think much of the survey, nor did I have any idea what it was.
  2. What are your thoughts regarding your score compared to the rest of the group?
    • I was surprised by my score, but helps me understand a little more about myself and those around me.
  3. Did the survey reveal anything to you about yourself? If so, what?
    • That order is kind of high for me, and people seem to think I don’t really do well with order in my life.
  4. Was this survey helpful to you?
    • Yes, I like seeing how survey show you things you didn’t really know about yourself.

Plectica Questions

  1. What are your thoughts about Plectica?
    • Not sure about it still, still a little hesitant about it.
  2. Is Plectica getting easier to use? If not, why not?
    • Yes it is a little easier to use.
  3. Will you continue to use Plectica after you finish the course?
    • As of right now no I don’t think it will be something I will use.

SurveyMonkey Questions

  1. What are your thoughts on the SurveyMonkey survey’s?
  • They are beneficial to the instructor to get a read on the class and the class can give their opinion.
  1. If you were an instructor, how would you benefit from these survey’s?
    • To see if what is being assigned is serving a purpose. To see if there is anything to change of take out.
  2. Have you ever been asked to provide feedback in a class like this? Do you see the benefit in continuous feedback in a class? If yes, why? If not, why not?
    • Yes I have been asked to give feedback in a class; I do see the benefits to continuous feedback in a class. It helps the students to give ideas on what seems to be working or not working or also to give ideas how to improve a class.

Other Questions

  1. What is one thing you absolutely love about this course?
    • The Facebook Group.
  2. What is one thing you absolutely hate about this course?
    • Plectica
  3. What is one thing you would change or add in this course?
    • I would change the use of the textbook
  4. What do you expect to see as the class progresses?
    • More on the subject of Health and Human performance, but I see more and more now as the class is going on.
  5. Would a textbook on Swarm Learning be helpful? If so, why? If not, why not?
    • Not really, the example videos seem to help enough.
  6. How would you like to see a Swarm Learning textbook structured?
    • Not having a textbook.

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KT2-Hugh Mason

  1. Define descriptive and inferential statistics. What is the distinction between the two (provide examples of both)?
    • Descriptive -Collected descriptive information of what is going on using numbers. Usually a large group of people or population.

Finding out people anxiety level of people taking this class using a scale of 1-10 (1 being no anxiety 10 being very high anxiety) and asking class members to answer. lol mine would 1 of courses. :I

 

  • Inferential – sample of data collected and makes a prediction.
    Like Family Fuel surveys a 100 people to come up with their game answers.
  1. Define populations and samples. What is the distinction between the two (provide examples of both)?
  • Populations- Data collected from a large group of people. Like all students enrolled in Fort Hay University
  • Sample- Colleting small data from a small people place or thing.
    Like collecting data from people enrolled in this class.
  1. Define an independent and dependent variable. What is the distinction between the two (provide examples of both)?
    • Independent- It is a variable that stands alone and isn’t changed by the other variables.
      What State were you born. Kansas not to be confused with Missouri… Haha
    • Dependent- It is something that depends on other factors.
      Like project scores depending on how well they understand the material or project.
  2. What is the distinction between a discrete and a continuous variable (provide examples of both)?
    • Discrete- When you get data by counting.
      The number of monkeys at the zoo.
    • Continuous- When you get data by measuring.
      The length of a monkey’s tail.

 

  1. What are the different levels of measurement? Provide examples of the different levels.
    • Nominal- Measurement by name or objects very basic.
      Like are you Right handed or Left Handed.
    • Ordinal- Measurement in ascending and descending order.
      Like a grading scale
    • Ratio- Measurement that has an absolute zero.
      Like smallest to tallest.
    • Interval Scale- No true zero point, the measurement between.
      Like temperature in the morning to noon to night.
  2. What is DSRP?
    • A method of thinking using these words. To help us figure out information.
    • DISTINCTIONS
    • SYSTEMS
    • RELATIONSHIPS
    • PERSPECTIVES
  3. How is “Test” defined?
    • Tools or instruments used to measure types of information.
  4. How is “Measurement” defined?
    • When you find the length size or amount of something.
  5. Did I take the Survey Monkey Feedback Survey?
    • Yes

Mason KT1

Mason Plectica Map

Mason NFFC

What is your name?

Hugh Mason

Are you a graduate student? What year?

I am not a graduate student, I have just recently started college classes back up after 15 year ago my previous college shut its doors. 

What class did you enroll in?

I enrolled in Test and Measurement in Health and Human Performance HHP 340.

Why did you enroll in this class?

I’m and planning on being a Elementary PE teacher.

Have you heard of my class and/or teaching methodology?

I have not heard of this teaching method.

What are you initial thoughts?

This is very new to me and hard to follow, slowly getting the hang of it. (you can teach an old dog new trick with time and patience.)

What are you expectations of this course?

Through this course I expect to learn new skills (like i am now haha) to help me be the best physical elementary teacher/coach I can be, in a all changing education system. To empower the next generation to come.

Did you signup for the FHSU Promo free Plectica account?

Yes I did.

Did you join the SL Facebook Group?

I did join the SL Facebook group. Enjoying the post and encouragement from James, previous students and current students.